UPDATE: The U.S. Capitol Police released the following statement:
“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant. Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years. He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.” – Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. Capitol Police officer and the suspect who drove a car into a security barricade has died.
Just after 1:00 p.m., a man in a blue sedan rammed his vehicle into the North Barricade at the U.S. Capitol, striking 2 USCP officers. The man exited the vehicle with a knife and ran toward the officers. At least one officer, drew their weapon and shot the suspect.
The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Later identified as Noah Green, 25, of Indiana.
One USCP officer was transported by DC Fire and EMS to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1:30 p.m. The second USCP officer was transported by a USCP cruiser to the hospital.
The second officer involved injuries are unknown at this time.
The area remained on lockdown after the incident.
The U.S. Capitol Police has cleared the external security threat incident located at all of the U.S. Capitol Campus buildings, however the area around the crime scene will continue to be restricted and individuals should follow police direction.